National Geographic : 1986 Dec
On Assignment THREE BRITONS teamed up for the ex traordinary coverage of the British Parlia ment in this issue. Author Patrick Cormack (upperright)is fulfilling a childhood dream by serving in the House of Commons. After two unsuccessful bids, he won election by the larg est swing vote from Labour to Conservative in the 1970 election. He has since founded an all-party committee on the arts, has become Parliament's unofficial historian, and edits its magazine. Working on his 16th article for the maga zine, free-lance photographer Adam Wool fitt, with assistants Etienne Bol and Daphne Wright (right), faced the challenge of lighting enormous rooms, "the largest I'd shot since Carlsbad Caverns for the September 1970 is sue." Nearly half a ton of gear had to be trol leyed around. Sometimes the equipment blew fuses, bringing an electrician from the base ment, grumbling, "You've done it again." The Society's editorial representative in the United Kingdom, Jennifer Moseley (above, right) has served as researcher and liaison for 21 years, assisting staff members on hundreds ETIENNEBOL (ABOVE) AND ADAMWOOLFITT of assignments. For this article she also turned photographer for a day, taking the rare aerial on page 729 during a blimp ride over London. Here Jenny presents Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with specially bound National Geo graphic Society atlases in appreciation of her gracious support of the team during the two year-long endeavor.